Monday, February 11, 2008

Goodbye Steve Gerber


Sadly, Steve Gerber has died. See Mark Evanier’s post here.

Most famous as the creator of Howard the Duck (the comic), Steve is fondly remembered by me for his work on The Defenders, The Guardians of the Galaxy, and the best cartoon of all time: Thundarr the Barbarian.

Thanks Steve for so many great times while growing up. You will be missed by this old fanboy…



-Swinebread

12 comments:

Don Snabulus said...

I remember Thundarr's Christmas special. Even Skeletor learned the value of giving over his howls of "But I like being evil!"

Thank you Mr. Gerber. You will be missed.

Arkonbey said...

I was as much into TV as any kid in the 80's but Thundarr was the only Must-Watch show on my list. If there were bikes to be ridden or Legos to be built with, Superfriends, Blackstar, even Flash Gordon took a backseat. But Thundarr? Oh, that was the show.


Man. I'm getting all nostalgic. Seriously. RIP, sir, you made my childhood summers

The Moody Minstrel said...

I didn't know Gerber did Thundarr! That show rocked! Ahhh, the memories....memories of the aches Ariel used to give me...

I need another drink...so I can toast Mr. Gerber!

(No, really!)

Swinebread said...

Snab – A crossover would have been fun.

Arkoenbey – I’m with you man, Thundarr had that certain magic. If only they’d gotten the DVD collection out before he died. I know they are working on it. They came so close to a Third season… So long Steve…

Moody – Ah Ariel, Let’s Ride!

Doctor Smoke said...

wow.
unfortunately I have only heard of the series until recently and have never seen it.

In Mr.Gerber's honour, I shall search high and low for videos of Thundarr.

To Mr. Gerber!
*Raises goblet of rock*
may his atoms become the hearts of the stars themselves.

Dean Wormer said...

Oh noes! No more hot magic chick?

Aarrggggghhhhh!

Swinebread said...

doc s - they have some on youtube

dean - well we need it on dvd

Batocchio said...

Lords of Light! Demon Dogs!

Thundarr rocked. So much better than most other Saturday morning cartoons.

And Gerber was doing comedy in comic books long before many others.

Swinebread said...

Yeah he was great! Too bad he smoked

Fade said...

Ookla was 10 times better than any wookiee

JOHNNY ZITO said...

I didn't know he had anything to do with Thundarr.

One more win for Gerber.

Swinebread said...

fade -Hells Yeah!

JZ - yeah, it's one of those things I learned later in life.